Climate Change in Four Dimensions

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This course views climate change from a variety of perspectives at the intersection of the natural sciences, technology, and the social sciences and humanities.
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4/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 7 months ago
UC SD's Earth Sciences program is a fairly highly rated, but my initial impression is that this course is designed as a normal college course and isn't following the innovations that MOOCs have created. Making readings required before watching a video is kind of old-school too. There are NO CERTIFICATES offered for this course (unless you want to enroll in a full university course with the usual large fees). The main professor is very esteemed in his field, but he has no clue how to operate a computer. He CONSTANTLY flips to the wrong slide, back and forth and this gets quite annoying after you've seen him do this for the 100th time. Since a large portion of the syllabus is not of importance to me (I'm just interested in forecasting) and there is no certificate, I have no plans to take any tests. I also won't do any activities I don't find HIGHLY useful. I guess that counts as dropped. Given the alternative sources for this info (inc... UC SD's Earth Sciences program is a fairly highly rated, but my initial impression is that this course is designed as a normal college course and isn't following the innovations that MOOCs have created. Making readings required before watching a video is kind of old-school too. There are NO CERTIFICATES offered for this course (unless you want to enroll in a full university course with the usual large fees). The main professor is very esteemed in his field, but he has no clue how to operate a computer. He CONSTANTLY flips to the wrong slide, back and forth and this gets quite annoying after you've seen him do this for the 100th time. Since a large portion of the syllabus is not of importance to me (I'm just interested in forecasting) and there is no certificate, I have no plans to take any tests. I also won't do any activities I don't find HIGHLY useful. I guess that counts as dropped. Given the alternative sources for this info (including one from MIT), I don't think I will be completing this course.
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Francesca Crolley

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 2 months ago
Excellent content. I liked learning about the different aspects of climate change, from the history to the science to the politics. Great instructors and a very well laid out course. I really enjoyed it.
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5 years, 3 months ago
I have done a few other online courses on Climate Change, and I found Climate Change in Four Dimensions(CCFD) Great. It is actually a campus focused course, where they have taken videos of the lectures and put them online, rather than a course built specifically for online consumption, but it is still full of great information. I did the course and attempted to do all the weekly (graded) exercises, and 2 exams, as I found by doing the exercises and exams I improved my learning and I got a passing grade. If you want to learn about climate change from a big picture perspective CCFD will give you lots of thought provoking information.
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Ray Sutton profile image
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10/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 5 months ago
I thought the UCSD on-ine course was excellent, covering all aspects of the topic of climate change, from it's history, modelling, impacts, legal aspects and international agreements, and discussions on scientific concensus and disagreement. The written material and videos were excellent, as was the staff of lecturers. Numerous references and links to additional material was provided, which allows individuals to extend their learning as desired. I considered this to be one of the better general all-around courses on the topic for the public at large.
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